Hundreds of Convicts Riot in Khakassia Labor Colony, Demanding Muslim Prayer Time, Lighter Regimen

July 25, 2016
Screen grab of video uploaded showing special forces storming a labor colony in Khakassia where convicts rioted on July 24, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: Several hundred convicts organized a rebellion in Corrective Labor Colony No. 35 in the republic of Khakassia in southwestern Russia, reportedly demanding Muslim prayer times.

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